Have you mentioned everything? Will the professor and critics like the result? Fortunately, academic papers have clear requirements on structure, logic, and quality of the information. Get through this checklist to edit your paper when it’s completed.
In the Introduction
- The detailed, narrowed thesis
It must reflect the main subject of your talk. It may be the question to answer, description, event, or statement to prove. By reading the thesis, your readers must understand what is going to be discussed.
- The explanation and guidance to the rest of the paper
This part shares key questions to be argued and explored, thus, the meaning of your work to the reader. Also, it can give a glance at the opinion you have regarding the case.
In the Body
- The logically organized evidence
Your arguments are linked or grouped by the subject of talk. Each new argument is introduced with a concise mini-thesis. Thus, readers will understand the point you’re conveying the way you see it.
- The evidence is confident and strongly settled
You have checked the honesty and quality of all sources and included only those you can trust. You build your arguments on as solid ground as possible and construct sentences unambiguously. Plus, you are aware of the pitfalls of your opinion, considering them alongside strong qualities.
- Citations and quotes are in their proper places
All sources you’ve used while making the paper are in the bibliography. All parts that paraphrase or quote another author are followed by a link to the source, either by a number or information in round brackets. That concerns result, methods, findings that are not part of common knowledge, too.
In the Conclusion
- Results and final thoughts
Your findings are listed in the last chapter to draw readers’ attention. You explain the results as you see them and analyze what people can do with them, placing a confident, thick dot at the end (or a meaningful ellipsis).
Style and Format
You have all chapters necessary for the kind of your paper writing: the abstract, summary, bibliography, end notes, methodology, results, or discussion. All the writing is formatted in the way your instructor and academic style require. Moreover, it is grammatically correct.
It is useful to reread the professor’s requirements. If you have the possibility, you give the work to someone to read. Otherwise, read it on your own closely and eliminate fallacies.